Basil Chicken Quesadillas

Crispy tortillas filled with melted cheese, refreshing basil, and shredded chicken for a simple yet delicious meal. These quesadillas consist of less than five ingredients but can still tantalize your taste buds.  

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy early weekend!

As I’m writing this post, I’m in the car on my way to LA for a mini family vacation, but don’t worry, I still plan to post to the best of my abilities. I mentioned in my previous post that I’m not used to hot weather, yet I’m venturing into hotter weather. Luckily, I have macaron ice cream sandwiches to look forward to. I didn’t even know they existed until my sister accidentally stumbled across a photo of it on Instagram. I’ll share photos of our trip through Instagram and in a Life of a Wallflower post in a few days once I’m back from my trip.

In today’s post, I want to share with you a recipe for Basil Chicken Quesadillas. Don’t you just love the simplicity of quesadillas? Packed with your favorite ingredients, or I supposed, my favorite ingredients, quesadillas take just several minutes to make before you have a warm tasty meal in front of you. Customize them to your taste. My recipes are inspirations for you to get started on making your own. Like cheese? Throw more in. As much as you like. Love vegetables? Add your favorites. Like more meat? Add more chicken or beef or even shrimp.

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

But if you try these Basil Chicken Quesadillas, I know you won’t regret it. They’re so very delicious. Basil and chicken complement each other so well. Bite into these quesadillas and you’ll have the crunchiness of the golden brown tortillas, warm gooeyness of melted cheese, juicy chicken shredded into smaller pieces, and the light aromatic fragrance of basil.

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

These quesadillas are so tasty, I have to share with my friends at Fiesta Friday. If you haven’t heard of Fiesta Friday before, I highly recommend that you visit Angie at the Novice Gardener. You’ll meet new people and discover tons of new recipes too.

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

First, lightly coat the bottom of a skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

Place a tortilla in the skillet over low heat. If you’re on a gluten free diet, you can find gluten free tortilla in stores.

Add your favorite cheese. I like using mozzarella and cheddar. Make sure to place a generous amount on the edges of the tortilla. This will help seal the quesadilla later.

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add shredded chicken. You can make your own by roasting or grilling chicken. I used leftover rotisserie chicken, which makes life so much easier. =)

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

Tear up basil leaves to create a rustic look and place it on top of the quesadilla.

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

Add more cheese over the quesadilla before placing a second tortilla on top.

Once the bottom tortilla has turned crispy and a golden brown color, slip a spatula underneath the quesadilla and flip it over.

Allow the tortilla to heat until it becomes crispy and golden brown before removing from heat and plating.

Cut the quesadillas in half or in fourths.

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

Serve the quesadillas warm. Enjoy!

Basil Chicken Quesadillas | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Basil Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 quesadilla

Basil Chicken Quesadillas

Crispy tortillas filled with melted cheese, refreshing basil, and shredded chicken for a simple yet delicious meal. These quesadillas consist of less than five ingredients but can still tantalize your taste buds.

Author: Andrea Giang

Ingredients

2 tortillas

½ cup cooked chicken, shredded

4-5 basil leaves, torn

½ cup cheese, divided

Directions

In a medium sized skillet, lightly coat the bottom with nonstick cooking spray.

Place a tortilla in the skillet over low heat.

Sprinkle half of the cheese over the tortilla, concentrating on the outer edges.

Add shredded chicken and torn basil leaves.

Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the chicken and basil leaves.

Place the second tortilla on top.

Heat the tortilla until it becomes crispy and appears a golden brown. Then slip a spatula underneath the quesadilla and flip it over to the other side.

Once the bottom tortilla turns a golden brown, remove the quesadilla from heat and plate it.

Cut the quesadilla in half or fourths. Serve them warm.

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65 comments

  1. cynicallyfabulousme says:

    Mmmmm! looks so yummy! me and my boyfriend are definitely trying this we’re in a mexican food phase right now and we’re planning on making the most out of it.. have a great weekend and thank you for the recipe. 🙂 x

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